Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
on the campaign trail, erick, paul ryan, the republican vice presidential nominee, he's making some serious accusations against joe biden. but joe biden is responding. listen to what joe biden said today. >> for the previous eight years all the policies that congressman ryan voted for and governor romney said he supported, all those policies in a mere eight years, they doubled the national debt. they doubled the national debt from what they inherited in 2001. >> he's right on that because the debt was about $5 trillion when president bush took office, more than $10 trillion when he left office. i think he's referring to the two tax cuts that weren't paid for, the precipitation drug benefits that weren't paid for, two wars, iraq and afghanistan that weren't paid for that caused so much, at least 80% or 90% of that debt. >> well, you know, i actually don't think the wars caused added as much, but a lot of stuff did. here's a fact as well, yes, president bush left office with a double national debt. here's another fact the democrats don't like. president obama has added more to the national de
Sep 25, 2012 9:00am PDT
. >> in paul ryan's state. mind boggling. >> we will talk more about the campaign realities after the break. you are looking live at the clinton global initiative in new york city. president obama is expected to speak there in just a few moments. we will bring you his remarks live next on "now." bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be.
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
and paul ryan's campaign which was thought focused on the jobs and economy has been forced into a broadened portfolio to include foreign policy and international affairs. it turned out to be fortuitous. there was a lot of speculation that mitt romney's relative inexperience one-term governor of massachusetts up against a commander-in-chief that claimed to kill bin laden would be a real liability. we've seen in recent weeks mr. romney has been able to get on offense. he was criticized for his early statements suggesting that the cairo embassy remarks attacks on benghazi were inappropriate. when you look at the subsequent list of alleged gaffs, misstatements and inappropriate rhetoric the president has been accused of even suggesting egypt isn't an ally made it possible for mr. romney to take more offensive approach on foreign policy and go up against the president to suggest he has not been a strong leader. bill: carl we'll be back to you in a moment. as soon as we see governor romney we'll bring our viewers to that event. meanwhile another one in new york and martha has that. martha: big da
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
there is a brand new cnn poll of polls, and it shows the romney/ryan ticket is running six points behind the obama/biden ticket. we've also got some new florida numbers as well. that shows a four-point edge for the democrats. let me remind you, that's a poll of polls, so the numbers are the numbers. there's no margin of error. what you see is what you get, at least according to the poll. we're going to hear from the president again next hour. we'll speak at the clinton global initiative. he will take his turn -- like i said, busy day. don't try to drive in new york city. oh, my lord. now, though, wolf blitzer gets to rest quietly in busy washington, d.c. he joins me live t talk a little bit about this. when i watched governor romney speaking at the clinton global initiative, a, he looked very presidential as he gave this address. b, he talked foreign aid and foreign policy, and i want to get your take on his word. look, we spend a lot of money on foreign aid around this world. are we doing it the right way? he says no. >> are you running a sound bite or do you want me to just talk? >> i want you t